Artist Angela Lawrence has created a wide-ranging
number of appliqué designs that take quilting from
ordinary into the extraordinary. Her hand-crafted art
has an inspiring beauty that draws from a variety of
influences, including floral and natural elements.
Angela and her husband, Bill raised six children.
During those busy years with a young family Angela
sewed most of their clothes. As time passed that love
for sewing and handwork turned into a passion for
quilting and needleturn appliqué. In 2005, Angela launched her pattern company, "Appliqué After Hours", which features more than 100 exquisite patterns for needleturn, machine, and wool appliqué. In July 2012 she published her first book, "Needleturn Appliqué, the basics & beyond" through Landauer Publishing, and in February 2016 released her second book, "Bright & Bold Wool Appliqué".
Angela has taught needleturn and wool appliqué throughout the Central United States since 1998. With a degree in education, it was only natural that her love of teaching and passion for quilting would draw her back to the classroom teaching beginning through advanced appliqué workshops. Angela enjoys all aspects of quilting but her passion is needleturn appliqué.